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USS Johnston found, 3.2 miles down.

Discussion in 'Military History' started by OpanaPointer, Jan 27, 2022.

  1. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    That's a brilliant article. There are some scary depths mentioned there.
     
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    mcoffee Son-of-a-Gun(ner)

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    Anyone not familiar with the story of the USS Johnston should read "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors".
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    Thank you for sharing.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    As a Chief on the rapidly sinking Johnston said when the Japanese started to retreat, "Damn it, boys! They're getting away!"
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    An amazing read. Thanks for sharing it. The whole battle off Samar is a fascinating. I think I'll reread Last of the Tin Can Sailors.
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    It’s good that they’ve located the “GQ Johnny” finally after all these years. It’s a little deep for recreational divers so they won’t be able to do any grave robbing.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    "Uncommon valor was a common virtue that day." (Stolen or not, it applies.)
     
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